When looking to install a security system in your home or business, you will likely be faced with the decision of what type of system to choose. Two of the most common types of security systems are commercial and residential systems. The main difference between these two types of systems is the level of security they provide.

We offer a variety of options for your camera surveillance needs. Knowing the basics of how these different products function can help you determine which cameras are best suited for your needs.

Residential (for homeowners typically) security systems are typically less expensive than commercial systems. They are designed to protect homes and families from intruders. Residential systems usually include motion detectors, sensors on doors and windows, and a control panel.

For residential properties, we recommend Alarm.com cameras or Honeywell Total Connect Cameras.

Total connect cameras will record in 30-second clips when motion is detected and can be stored for up to 7-30 days.

Alarm.com cameras also will record when motion is detected, and you also have the ability to distinguish between people, cars and animals what is moving in your frame. 

Commercial (for businesses typically) systems are typically more robust and are designed to protect against a wider range of threats. The two systems have different purposes and features.

For commercial properties, we recommend Eagle Eye cameras. Eagle Eye cameras provide frequent recording with the ability to be set up for continuous recording and provide more clarity in your recordings. These recordings are stored on a cloud, and you also have customizable storage capacity. 

Here is a helpful diagram to help in understanding some key differences between providers.

Hopefully you now understand some of the key differences between the security camera providers available through Preventia. You are one step closer to making an informed decision about which provider is best for you. Preventia is happy to have a certified consultant with years of experience help in selecting the right security solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you protect your home/business. 615-422-5276